At Eskdale Academy, ensuring that children leave school as confident readers and writers is seen as non-negotiable. The social context of the school means that the children enter school with a low level of literacy but data shows that they leave with skills on par, or better, than the majority of schools.
Staff at Eskdale Academy always strive to instill a love of English in pupils and ensure they can use these skills in a range of different contexts. Independent reading takes place each day and teachers regularly share high-quality literature with their class in order to expose them to a range of vocabulary and structures.
Extended pieces of writing are completed regularly and there is an emphasis on doing this in a fun, enjoyable and meaningful manner.
CHILDREN'S READING BOOKS
Reading Books have been banded within stages 1-6. Each stage has been organised into sub-stages which corresponds to the graphemes which have been taught throughout our current scheme ‘Letters and Sounds.’
Each stage is organised into three sections and are based on an increase and security in phonic knowledge as pupils progress through the stages.
Books taken home by children should consolidate what has already been taught, retained and secured.